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Unusual Suspects: Big Logs; Strange Letter; Stolen Credit Account Used to Buy Flowers

Recent weird and unusual crime in the Hudson Valley. Reports do not indicate a conviction.

Katonah Man Charged With Drug Possession

A 20-year-old Katonah man allegedly threw drug paraphernalia out of the window of his car after rear-ending another vehicle on Cherry Street, according to Bedford police. A K-9 unit swept the area for the thrown objects and found two glass pipes and several bags of marijuana. The man also failed a field sobriety test.

Small Plane Makes Emergency Crash-Landing in Rye Brook

A small plane attempted to make an emergency landing at Westchester County Airport early Saturday morning but crashed into a parking lot in nearby Rye Brook, according to Rye Brook police. The pilot survived the crash relatively unscathed, suffering minor facial lacerations, and called police himself.

D.A.: Gift Card with Stolen Credit Account Data Used at Florist

A 24-year-old Spring Valley man was charged with forgery after using a gift card encoded with a stolen credit card account to buy flowers from A. Dykstra Florist on Chestnut Ridge Road in Spring Valley.

East Ramapo Student Stabbed On School Bus

Two students under the age of 12 were injured during a fight on a school bus, according to Clarsktown police. The children are from East Ramapo School District. One student allegedly stabbed a second student in the back with a pocket knife and sustained a cut to the hand during the incident.  

Stolen Road Signs in Pelham Manor

After a motorist noticed a "Stop" sign was missing from a Pelham Manor intersection, police discovered two others were also gone.

Peekskill police and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety conducted a joint investigation that led to the arrest of a 60-year-old Peekskill man who was allegedly selling heroin from his home. The man was arrested and charged with three counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance after authorities obtained a warrant and searched his home, finding 20 bags of heroin and some crack.

Chainsaw Slashes Contractor in the Face

A contractor accidentally slashed himself in the face with a chainsaw while working in Irvington. The man, 38, was seriously injured, however the injuries are not considered life threatening.

Scarsdale Police: Strange Letter...

Scarsdale police reported that the Scarsdale Synagogue Temple received a strange letter signed by the alleged sender and addressed to the nursery school. The letter was not considered a threat, but contained about four pages of religious quotations.

Sleepy Hollow Police: Car-Sized Log in Street

Logs the size of cars blocked a lane in a road in Sleepy Hollow. 

A White Plains teen, 19, took a cab to the train station but allegedly refused to pay the fare and walked away from the vehicle. The cab driver called police and spotted the teen running into a bathroom.

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